Hard Spun Foals

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Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:25 pm

Spin Cycle won race #2 at Monmouth Park today. 38-7-2-3.

replay isn't up yet.
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Muskoka Son won race # 1 at Woodbine today. His record is 5-1-1-0.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbOB5zWcmC4
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 pm

Grey Phantom won the Grey Handicap, race #7 at Woodbine today. His record is 40-6-5-3.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE4M6Xz_Zo
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Spun to Run post position #3 in Dirt Mile. Irad Ortiz riding. (Omaha Beach in gate 5. Improbable in gate 2.)

Lucullan post position #2 in Mile. Luis Saez riding.
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:37 pm

SPUN TO RUN galloping this morning.

https://twitter.com/USRacingToday/statu ... 71585?s=09
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:34 pm

Spindletop won race #8 at Indiana Grand today. His record is now 8-1-0-2.

video not up yet
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:15 pm

Timeline entered in an optional claimer Saturday at Churchill. His bris number of 72 in his last race was 20 points lower than his previous low number of 92 in his comeback race last year. Why they started him so ill-prepared in a graded race I will never understand. I hope this guy can get back to his initial form that he had early in his 3yo season. He has never equaled that form, let alone moved forward. He's got the talent. Trainers have just let him down.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:26 pm

Rohrbacher won race #7 at Laurel Park today. His record is now 9-5-1-2. This was his third race in October!

video replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeZsq7qkeDE
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm

SPUN TO RUN won the G1 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile 11/2/2019. This is Hard Spun's third G1 winner for 2019, but 1 of the 3 G1 wins is from Australia.
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MTO wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm
SPUN TO RUN won the G1 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile 11/2/2019. This is Hard Spun's third G1 winner for 2019, but 1 of the 3 G1 wins is from Australia.

YYEEEEESSSSSS! This is also Hard Spun's first Breeder's Cup champion! So happy! I have to admit I have been more than a little annoyed at the journalistic commentary leading up to this race. It was as if Omaha Beach was the only horse in the race. And all the talk about the home track advantage for Santa Anita-based runners worried me a little, but it is my understanding that Parx is a slow track as well. Spun to Run's 110 Beyer was for a mile race run at 1:37 and change, which is a time that normally would not get that high of a speed number. So I figured he got that number because the Parx track was heavy and slow, and I was hoping that would mean Spun to Run would do okay on the SA track. Eight Rings showed yesterday that home track advantage was not necessarily the case and that gave me more hope. Spun to Run broke like a shot in his last race and I hoped he would do the same here. He sure did not disappoint. But he needs to get over that tendency to not change leads soon enough coming off the turn. He has done that before. In the Smarty Jones it allowed Grey Magician to get the lead. Once he got back on his correct lead he took off.

I believe Spun to Run is Hard Spun's 12th Grade 1 winner.

Wow! Now Lucullan....
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:35 pm

Replay of SPUN TO RUN'S BC Win. Plus winners circle comments by owner and trainer. First G1 win for owner and for trainer.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... t_Mile_123
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:00 am

Here is a nice compilation of footage of Spun to Run over the last few months, put together by PTHA: https://twitter.com/PTHA17/status/11906 ... 68256?s=20
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm

Spun to Run earned a Beyer Speed Number of 109 yesterday. He certainly validated his 110 from his prior race.
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Here is a DRF article with another replay of Spun To Run's win yesterday, with TVG staff discussion following. Matt Carothers had picked Spun To Run to win. So did Jerry Moss on NBC's telecast. Jerry said at one point that STR's 110 Beyer in the race at Parx was legit. And now with a 109 yesterday, it seems pretty validated.

https://www.drf.com/news/spun-run-score ... cond?type=
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 pm

Saving the best for last, I guess. Just found this replay of Spun To Run's win the Dirt Mile from NBC. It shows parts of the race from above and is the highest resolution replay I have found. Looked great even full page on my 27" computer screen.

https://www.nbcsports.com/video/2019-br ... -dirt-mile

full breeder's cup televised on NBCsports: http://stream.nbcsports.com/nbcsn/gener ... s1001&cid=
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:16 am

TIMELINE finished last in his race. 🥺 What the heck has happened to him? Very disappointing. I hope he is all right.
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 pm

Interesting back story on how SPUN TO RUN was purchased and how he ended up at the Breeder's Cup.

https://twitter.com/HR_Nation/status/11 ... 79394?s=19
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 pm

DRF has Spun To Run ranked #4 in the Divisional Ranking for 3yo males. Spun To Run is new to this list. :D


3-Year-Old Males
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1 – Maximum Security (2),
by New Year's Day
Beat gate, then elders in sharp Bold Ruler return
2 – Code of Honor,
by Noble Mission
Travers-Jockey Club "double"; dull BC Classic
3 – Omaha Beach
by War Front
Ran well to be second BC Dirt Mile; Malibu next
4 – Spun to Run (new)
by Hard Spun

Blitzed 'em in the Dirt Mile; good at right time
5- Shancelot (new)
by Shanghai Bobby
8- War of Will (4),
by War Front
6- Country House,
by Lookin At Lucky
9- Tacitus,
by Tapit
7- Sir Winston,
by Awesome Again
10- Math Wizard,
by Algorithms

https://www.drf.com/daily-racing-form-w ... al-ratings
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